It’s Hard Up North: The Photography of Michael Chapman

On True North, Michal Chapman’s sounds are sparse but deep. And there’s a similar quality to his photos from the early ’60s. There’s a dark beauty at work in them, and a curious quality that makes them—like his masterful songs—feel alive. “I only ever worked in black and white,” Chapman says. “I have no interest in color. I think it’s one step away from reality.”